I think my articles on Exodus: Gods and Kings, the Sony hack, and Ghost in the Shell say it best: Hollywood is messed up when it comes to real representation of non-whites in entertainment. Another thing it shows is that there needs to be a studio or agency that will handle films that otherwise wouldn’t get sold in the traditional Hollywood system so that new and important stories can finally get out of the script ghetto. Enter Charles King and his new venture, MACRO.
Those who live in Selma, AL will get a great surprise this Friday when the Golden Globe nominated film Selma will screen for free to Selma’s citizens this Friday (Jan. 9). This special screening is on behalf of the film’s director, Ava DuVernay, and Paramount Pictures.
Welcome back to the wild and zany world of Sleepy Hollow! I think the reviews on this particular episode, “Paradise Lost,” will be mixed, since on the one hand, we got a cool, no-nonsense angel character (who also wants to kill the entire world) and on the other hand, we got a lot of nonsense from Katrina, who doesn’t know how to be a human.
The Angela Bassett-directed lifetime biopic Whitney, about Whitney Houston’s rise to fame and the pitfall that come with it, is coming Jan. 17, and I haven’t been writing anything about it. Until now.
It’s official: Scarlett Johansson is going to play Major Mokoto Kusanagi in the Hollywood adaptation of the Japanese classic manga and anime series Ghost in the Shell. Color me and thousands of other Ghost in the Shell fans disappointed and oddly resigned. Resigned to resisting, that is.
Let’s give props to the guy who has entertained us as Harold in the Harold and Kumar series, Sulu in the Star Trek reboot series, the scary/tragic character Andy Brooks in Sleepy Hollow and the stuffy Henry Higgins on Selfie. Say hello to John Cho.
I bet you’re wondering why I have Ursula down as a queer-coded character. Well, I’m not going to write anything like her villainy is coded in queerness (well…technically, it could still be, if you want to get really deep with it). The reason Ursula is queer-coded is because she is, in fact, based on a very infamous drag queen.
We’re back in the world of Downton Abbey! Yay and ugh. If you’ve read the S1-S5 primer, you’ve read all of my reasons why I feel this way.This episode was a good start to the new season, though, but I’m sure things are going to go downhill very fast. Anyways, let’s get into it, in bulleted form, because paragraphs are too taxing for me when talking about this show.
Get your tea ready and your best dinner dress or tux on! It’s almost time for Downton Abbey!